Seward, AK is a phenomenally beautiful place on the East coast of the Kenai Peninsula on Resurrection Bay. We loved it, more lists to come about whale-sighting, glacier hiking, kayaking, and eating great seafood.
  1. It looks like this.
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    But is also the self-proclaimed mural capital of Alaska!
  2. Most of the Native Alaskan creation stories that I learned about began with a Raven flying over the world which at first was all water.
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  3. These 3 told a story about how the Raven fell in love with a salmon woman and made land.
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  4. These 3 were a series outside our hotel.
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  5. This one is my favorite.
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    Note the birds depicted on the windows.
  6. There was just something so serene about these whales silently swimming by on the wall.
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  7. Peaceful and beautiful.
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  8. Seward is a major commercial fishing spot and sport fishing is a major pastime and tourist draw.
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  9. This one depicts Resurrection Bay.
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    Named by the Russians who shipwrecked here and built a new ship to get home from the ruins of their wreck.
  10. A very pretty Resurrection Bay mural.
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  11. I love this style.
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  12. A lot of the murals celebrate Alaskan statehood.
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    The Alaskan state flag was designed by a boy from Seward who grew up in foster care and won a state wide competition.
  13. Lots of seaplane action.
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    Very exciting for the kids!
  14. There's great kayaking from Seward.
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    This depicts a tidewater glacier which we didn't see; we did get to kayak beneath alpine glaciers.
  15. Even the trash receptacles gave murals in Seward!
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  16. I was a bit skeptical of the "mural capital" title until I saw the dumpster and trash cans. The trash cans are where they are really working for it!
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  17. Even the trash cans that no one sees!
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    There's a life lesson to be had here, I'm sure of it.
  18. The Seward library also has a rocking mural.
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    But it gets Special Mention due to its unique exterior.
  19. Is it purple?
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    Yes!
  20. Or is it green?
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    Also yes!
  21. The four year old proclaimed it to be glitter color.
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    Apt I thought.
  22. Why don't we make all buildings like this??
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